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Prime Minister visits Kent hospital amid NHS back-log row

Prime Minister visits Kent hospital amid NHS back-log row

07 February 2022

Boris Johnson has set out government plans to get the NHS back on track after the pandemic, as he made a surprise visit to a Kent hospital.

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'End Tory leadership psycho drama'

'End Tory leadership psycho drama'

07 February 2022

A Kent Tory MP says the government needs to focus on what it can do for people and end the "psycho drama" surrounding Boris Johnson's leadership.

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'Hall plans treat community as after thought'

'Hall plans treat community as after thought'

07 February 2022

Councillors are disappointed designs for a new community centre include a bar and focus too much on sports.

Levelling up: Understanding the jargon is a mission

Levelling up: Understanding the jargon is a mission

04 February 2022

From levelling up to aides heading off, our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on a week in politics.

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Another MP submits letter of no confidence in PM

Another MP submits letter of no confidence in PM

04 February 2022

MP Aaron Bell previously explained only 10 people went to his grandmother's funeral in Kent in the same month a party was allegedly held at Number 10.

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New town council costing residents £75 a year under consideration

New town council costing residents £75 a year under consideration

04 February 2022

Opinion is divided over plans to introduce a new town council for Canterbury, which would cost residents about £75 a year.

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'Rigorous' checks on recycling bins as council warns they'll go unemptied

'Rigorous' checks on recycling bins as council warns they'll go unemptied

04 February 2022

Refuse workers are ramping up checks on recycling bins after it emerged hundreds of tonnes of contaminated rubbish had to go to landfill last year.

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The Lowdown: Why is it so hard to find a GP appointment in Kent?

The Lowdown: Why is it so hard to find a GP appointment in Kent?

03 February 2022

Watch today's Lowdown as new statistics show Kent and Medway has the lowest GP to patient ratio in the country.

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Kent residents to pay more for police

Kent residents to pay more for police

02 February 2022

Tax rises mean Kent residents will pay more for policing from April.

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Kent's worst-performing schools miss out on 'Levelling Up' money

Kent's worst-performing schools miss out on 'Levelling Up' money

02 February 2022

Kent's worst-performing schools have missed out on government 'Levelling Up' money because good schools elsewhere in Kent push the average up.

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Tax on haulage industry could pay for more lorry parks

Tax on haulage industry could pay for more lorry parks

02 February 2022

A minister has admitted considering the idea of introducing a tax on the haulage industry to meet the costs of creating more lorry parking facilities.

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Calls to save homelessness service from KCC cuts

Calls to save homelessness service from KCC cuts

01 February 2022

Concerns have been raised about a plan to axe a service for homeless people just as more residents are at risk of losing their home.

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'Does the Prime Minister think I was a fool?'

'Does the Prime Minister think I was a fool?'

31 January 2022

A Tory MP told the Commons his family grieved for his Kent grandmother without hugging, in the same month parties allegedly took place at No 10.

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Downing Street lockdown breaches report published

Downing Street lockdown breaches report published

31 January 2022

A redacted version of the report into No 10 lockdown breaches has been published and a Kent MP says the PM is not the right person to be in charge.

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Dragons' Den star backs MP as future party leader

Dragons' Den star backs MP as future party leader

31 January 2022

Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden has backed Kent MP Tom Tugendhat to be the next Conservative leader.

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MP 'carefully considering future in party amid obsessive harassment'

MP 'carefully considering future in party amid obsessive harassment'

30 January 2022

Kent's only Labour MP is considering her future in the party - amid "obsessive harassment" from left-wingers.

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Bungling council didn't know it owned toilet block for 12 years

Bungling council didn't know it owned toilet block for 12 years

30 January 2022

Public toilets that were closed more than a decade ago remained in council ownership in error instead of being sold after a "genuine oversight".

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MP steps in human poo in layby on Brexit trip to Kent

MP steps in human poo in layby on Brexit trip to Kent

28 January 2022

An MP on a trip to Kent experienced the traffic difficulties post Brexit first-hand when he stepped in human poo in a layby.

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'Met Police have created farce over partygate'

'Met Police have created farce over partygate'

28 January 2022

Scotland Yard has created a "farce" by asking the partygate probe to make “minimal reference” to incidents it is investigating, says a Kent MP.

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Council braced for legal clash with developer

Council braced for legal clash with developer

27 January 2022

A council has told the developer behind a 10,000-home 'garden village' project to prove why it thinks a second junction on the M2 is needed.

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